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Counseling Center

Outside view of the Counseling Center

Welcome to the Counseling Center

Welcome to the Whitman College Counseling Center. Everyone experiences times of change and stress in their lives. Sometimes that process is smooth and understandable. At other times it can be chaotic, challenging and upsetting. Coping with and managing these stressful times can be so difficult that it interferes with daily well-being. At times, it is very helpful to get the assistance of a professional who is trained to work with people in the process of exploring and solving problems.


The Counseling Center is open Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We offer both in-person and virtual counseling services. Crisis Hours are available Monday–Friday, at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. We are closed for the lunch hour from Noon to 1 p.m. and closed during academic breaks.

Get Started with Counseling

We are committed to every student who would like to see a counselor. You can initiate a request for counseling services by sending an email to garcial@whitman.edu, by calling 509-527-5195 or by completing the intake questionnaire below.

Intake Questionnaire Form


In addition to our Whitman-based counselors, students have access to free teletherapy through our partnership with Uwill—a leading mental health and wellness solution for colleges and students. More information on how to access teletherapy through Uwill is available on our Mental Health Resources page.

Mental Health Crisis

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, seek immediate help by contacting one of the following:

  • Call 911
  • Whitman Campus Security: 509-527-5777
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741741
  • Trevor Text Line for LGBTQIA+ students: Text “START” to 678678
  • Crisis counseling for students of color: text “STEVE” to 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
  • Walla Walla Crisis Response Services: 509-524-2999
  • Trevor Project LGBTQIA+ Lifeline: 866-488-7386

Mental Health Resources

Alcohol & Other Drug Resources


The mission of the Whitman College Counseling Center is to facilitate student success through a focus on mental health and wellness. We assist students in identifying and developing skills that empower them to develop broader insight and create change. In keeping with the college's educational mission, we contribute to students’ mental health and wellness by offering individual and group counseling, education, prevention programming, outreach and consultation. As a staff, we bring an array of expertise and strive to model the wellness that we encourage in others.

At the Whitman College Counseling Center, we view ourselves as professionals and perennial learners. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are a journey, and we are committed to creating a space where all people are welcome, and concerns are explored with cultural humility and sensitivity.

Diversity Statement

The Whitman College Counseling Staff recognizes the mental health system's fundamental failings in serving Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and all marginalized, vulnerable populations.

We recognize and acknowledge the impact of stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, oppression, power, and privilege. Our commitment as a staff is to embrace and support those that seek out ethical services from us. We take responsibility to educate ourselves and others about the multi-faceted aspects of mental health and wellness.

Dimensions of Well-Being

Whitman College recognizes the importance of your well-being. Learn how each dimension of wellness helps create an environment that nurtures and builds a healthy lifestyle.

8 Dimensions of Well-Being

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